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Find and update the software version on your Samsung Instinct HD

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2013

Just like your computer, your phone's software needs to be updated periodically to make sure you have all the latest fixes and enhancements to keep it running at optimal performance. Follow the steps below to check your current version and perform any needed updates.

Version history

Current Version: ES.M850 CL31

Version

Date released

Description of fixes

ES.M850 CL31 2/15/2010 This update improves:
- In-phone memory will be correctly displayed when Opera browser is saved as a bookmark
- Performance when deleting weather and stock content
 M850 CI23 & CI24  10/10/2009

Addresses the following:
Battery Indicator: Your phone will now more accurately reflect the correct battery strength.
Live Search: The second Web tab menu no longer displays before the Live Search application launches.
Music: Problems with music on your phone starting to play after you have paused a song and opened an application have been fixed.
Music Store: When using WebSync the songs will download completely. No longer stopping when the phone goes into idle mode.
NASCAR: You will no longer see a white bar across the bottom of the screen blocking the soft key options after launching the NASCAR mobile application.
Voice Recognition: The voice recognition application no longer automatically launches when you are accessing Live Search from the Web tab.

NOTE: This update is a two step process. Follow the steps below to update your phone to version CI23, and then repeat the steps to version CI24.

M850 CH26

9/27/2009

Initial Release

Check the current version on your phone

To check the version on your Samsung Instinct HD:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Main tab, located at the bottom of the screen
  2. Touch Settings > General > Phone Information
  3. Software Version will be listed on the second line of text under Version, in the format SW:XX.XXXX XXXX. For example, if the phone is loaded with software version BE09, the second line of text will read: SW:ES.M850 BE09

Update your software

Follow the instructions below to get the latest software downloads for your phone:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Main tab, located at the bottom of the screen
  2. Touch Settings > General > Update Software. The following message appears: Checking for software update. Please wait.
  3. You will be prompted to install the update after it has been downloaded to your device

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